Julia Raeside

Julia Raeside
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Guardian, Film4

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 97% Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) Modern documentaries have led us to expect more rigour in their storytelling but this, despite its willingness to touch on family discord and so on, keeps a respectful distance that ultimately frustrates. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
100% Against the Law (2017) Mays is unobtrusively brilliant as Wildeblood. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
5/5 100% Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley (2018) Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley brilliantly treads the line between Reithian historical documentary and vividly textured narrative. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
100% Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017) I'm glad I persisted. It begins as a standard, if meticulous rock doc... But the film seeks the key to the band's magic -- what elevated them from a group of musicians who toured endlessly into a US phenomenon inspiring cult-like devotion. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
1/5 11% Fool's Gold (2008) No amount of gratuitous McConaughey ab-flashing (he never stops) or the parading of Kate Hudson in a weeny bikini can scrape this one off the sea bed. Plankton would be insulted. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2008
2.5/5 43% Lagerfeld Confidential (2007) Lagerfeld keeps the shades down and the collar up in this glossy but inexpressive biography. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2007
2/5 30% Marigold (2007) As Prem's dad says of his son's feature film career, "I know nothing about dancing and the plots seem ludicrous to me." - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2007